Daily Archives: November 14, 2022


To children, their parents and loved ones are their whole world. They know of nothing else. The words that are spoken by those around them are taken as fact because they do not have reason to think otherwise. The things that are said to children in the early years of their lives will potentially shape them into who they become as adults. Parents should not tease and lie to their children without reason. This could result in trust issues when moving into later years of their lives. There are obviously some occasions where small lies might be unavoidable if a subject is too mature for a child or if a parent wishes to spare the child’s feelings. 

Children are like sponges in early years of their lives. They will hold on to every word that an adult around them says. Children can learn upwards of three-thousand new words per year, so it is important for parents to teach them how important these words are, and how to best use them moving forward in life. Words can inflict joy, pain, or anger and have lasting impacts on people they are spoken to. Children are no different than adults in this respect, and should be taught by the adults around them that words hold weight.

Writing as Activism

“The job of the writer is to make revolution irresistible.”

Profound words have always been an important source of inspiration for marginalized groups. Toni Cade Bambara was one of many writers who used her gift for words to inspire change in her community. Today, words can, and do, still have the same influence on the world. Writing may come in many different forms such as poetry, song, film, and television. With the invention of modern media, writing is no longer limited to traditional publishing. Music and other forms of entertainment are constantly being used to empower those who have often been left behind by society. Writing is also present in informational, and often inspirational, posts on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. Writing is needed for protests and speeches. As long as there is a need for activism, there is a need for writing. Wether it is 1971 or 2022, words will always find a way to touch the hearts of those who most need it. 

Feminism In Ichiyo

“The Thirteenth Night” by Higuchi Ichiyo shows that women in that era didn’t really have as much power as men did. The women are supposed to obey the husband. The women have to deal with all the stuff that happens at home. The women have to take care of their kids, which is a normal and a wonderful thing to do. The most important job for a woman is being a good mom, which Oseki did when she decided to go back to her husband for their son they had together. Women around that era weren’t allowed to vote. Women that are married all they have to do is make their husband happy. In the story the way Oseki navigates through it knowing she is going to be with her son is the only thing that makes her happy. Women were protesting to get the same rights as men, especially in votes.

Marxism in The Thirteen Night

The story “Thirteen Night” by Higuchi Ichiyo deals with socioeconomic status. Oseki came from unwealthy family, and she is also uneducated. Oseki is married to Isamu, a higher-class person, who is wealthy and educated. Their marriage is affected by the socioeconomic status. Isamu treated Oseki horrible because she is an uneducated woman and always putting her down. Everything that she does or tries her best to do is always wrong and always complaining that she doesn’t know how to do anything correctly. Oseki decided to stay with her husband because it benefits her family, and she also can stay with her son. Oseki learned from her run in with Roku that he is in a low-ranking society, and he is also struggling. He doesn’t have money and his wife left with their daughter because he hasn’t changed his way. Plus, his daughter died too. The significance of their meeting through the lens of Marxist theory is every socioeconomic experience problem, poor being poor, a wealthy person married a poor person.